Peyote Fan


From: United States of America | Oklahoma

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-480
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Delaware Culture | Lenape
Provenience United States of America | Oklahoma
Culture Area Northeast Culture Area
Date Made ca. 1890
Section American
Materials Golden Eagle Feather | Eagle Feather | Blue Jay Feather | Feather | Buckskin
Iconography Peyote Ceremony

Feathers, most from golden eagle; some additional colored feathers from smaller birds, including one blue jay feather. Held together by a piece of hide folded over quill ends and sewn along sides. Note in Speck's handwriting accompanying object: "Eagle feather fan used to brush impurities from persons entering and leaving Peyote ceremony. Obtained through War Eagle [Charlie Webber]."

Length 37 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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